Obamacare for Dummies

Obamacare for dummiesWhew! I almost had to admit I was too dumb to make it through the Obamacare website IQ test. But I hung in there.

Along the way, I realized something. Dumb people will have some trouble with Healthcare.gov. And I realized something else. Stupid people will not be able to use it at all.

I had my challenges. It took me two tries, and each time I tried, it took me more than a half-hour to fill out all the forms and numbers. Toward the end, with more than an hour of my precious time invested, I was beginning to have my doubts. But I kept on keepin’ on.

At one point, I got bounced right off the system. I got a screen that said, “Error! Your session has been terminated!” I definitely felt like giving up and shouting out that Obamacare really does suck.

But then I went back onto the site and lo and behold, I had entered some of my own information incorrectly. So, actually I was to blame for getting bounced. I think some of Obamacare’s critics might do well to go back and see if they haven’t been responsible for their own failings. Doh!

Anyway, once I put in the correct information–voila! A page flashed up in a couple seconds with 38 different plans I could look at. A bunch of them are cheaper than the one I’ve got now. How ’bout that?

So now I’ve got the new problem of having too many good healthcare choices. That’s what I get for being Mr. Smartypants.

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes Peyton McKean mystery stories and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.
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